A Frankston, Texas, teacher who admitted to having sexual relationships with three male students will serve 10 years in prison as part of a plea deal.
Rachel Bauer, 25, a former agriculture teacher at Frankston High School, will serve 10 years on one second-degree felony count of improper relationship between an educator and student, My San Antonio reports. She will also be required to register as a sex offender and serve 10 years deferred adjudication probation on a second-degree felony charge of sexual assault of a child after her prison term ends.
Bauer will never be allowed to teach again.
Bauer pleaded guilty in August, and the plea deal was made by prosecutors after consulting with her victims.
"She will be held accountable by our system for the rest of her life," Anderson County District Attorney Allyson Mitchell said in a news release.
Bauer’s victims included a 14-year-old, 16-year-old, and 17-year-old, The Daily Mail reports. She admitted to having sexual relations with all three, inviting them to her home and holding drinking parties.
Fully naked photos were sent by Bauer to the boys in order to convince them to have oral and penetrative sex with her, prosecutors argued.
"The acts included her sending pornographic photos of herself in a Frankston ISD [T]-shirt, fully naked photos of herself, sexting with the male students, having drinking parties with the male students[,] and engaging in sexual intercourse and oral intercourse with all three students at her home," the news release read, according to My San Antonio.
"Thankfully, she will never be allowed to teach or be around children again,” Mitchell added in the news release. “What is particularly offensive is that Rachel Bauer, as a teacher, was in a position of trust. She used her position to flirt with and seduce her students. Her actions are no different than a male teacher doing the same to a female student. Predatory sexual behavior knows no gender limit."